I am in the process of setting up a 10/100 base T ethernet LAN with my two computers. I have installed a D-Link DFE530TX+ ethernet card in both machines and a D-Link DSS-5+ ethernet switch II (hub) to connect them. I had no trouble correctly setting up the hardware and software for the network.After making the proper settting to "Networking" in the Windows 98 2nd Edition Control Panel, both machines can see each other in "Network Neighborhood" with the DSS-5+ switch powered up. I have not set up "File and Print Sharing" specifics yet due to a problem that has now popped up on day 2 of my endeavors. My problem is with only one of the machines:
2 out of 3 times booting up this machine I am getting a Windows Fatal Exception OE at 0028:C009E3E7 in VXD VREDIR (01)+ 00006A57 soon after the Windows Network Password box closes and my desktop Theme continues to load. Pushing any key to exit the blue error screen continues loading Windows normally. When this error occurs, Windows hangs up at the "Windows is shutting down " screen and does not fully shut the computer down. My other computer does not experience any of these problems.
I have done some digging to find that VREDIR.VXD is associated with "Client for Microsoft Networks". I tried removing Client for Microsoft Networks, rebooting, and re-installing Client for Microsoft Networks and still the problem exists. Can you please help fix this problem? Thank you.